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Monday, February 23, 2009
Art = Labor = Value
Jon Berge has a theory that labor intensive art especially art with repetitive action has immediate perceived value. In the context of feminist art, it may be especially important, since womens home labor is often devalued by society. It made me start thinking about my own work especially in the context of the knitting I do for my family and friends. They are all dishcloths, potholders or wash cloths. Mini abstracts or bas reliefs in yarn. I have my appetite whetted since "Security Blanket," so expect to see some "high art" woven or knitted works here in the future—and much larger in scope. In the meantime, here's a guy who is creating his large scale works with a typewriter.
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.